You’ve likely heard of the Black List, Hollywood’s so-chosen best unproduced screenplays. Well, there’s also a Bloodlist, which is kind of the same thing but limited to harder horror scripts.
This year’s list has been chosen and is now up for you to check out. Below you can peruse the list, each script’s synopsis, and what state they’re currently in (some have some movement going; some do not). It’s fun to look at a list like this and then come back in a year or two to see which ones went on to become movies and if they fulfilled the promise of the simple premises you see here. Check it out:
Inside you will find the most-liked screenplays & pilots in the horror, thriller, sci-fi and dark comedy genres.
67 film & television executives at the CE level and above voted for the #BloodList2017.
A calendar year for a project to be considered for the list is October to October.
This year’s BloodList is filled with mayhem, cults, witches, monsters and thrills.
Congratulations to the second annual #FreshBloodSelects! The selected projects are the top ten favorites from the BloodList team. There were 497 submissions this year to the free submission system, The Fresh Blood Initiative.The writers are unrepresented, and their scripts are available to view on BloodList.com.
BloodList was founded by: Kailey Marsh Cover art: Seth M.Sherwood
Top Bloodlist 2017
Project Name: MEAT
Writer: Logan Martin
Logline: A misanthropic man notices bizarre changes in himself, his wife, and the animals inhabiting the territory around their homestead as they attempt to survive self-imposed isolation.
Management: Jake Wagner & Scott Stoops (Good Fear)
Agency: Charlie Ferraro, Jordan Lonner (UTA)
Project Name: NIGHTLIGHT
Writers: Tyler MacIntyre & Chris Hill
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline: A monster-obsessed kid witnesses a murder in his neighborhood and must defend his house when it comes under siege by the killers.
Management: Allard Cantor & Jarrod Murray (Epicenter)
Agent:Jordan Berg (CAA)
Status: Sold to Sony. Bob Shaye & Vince Gatewood (Unique Features) producing.
Project Name: THE LODGE
Writers: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
Logline: A supernatural evil haunts a woman and her stepchildren in a cabin on Christmas.
Agency: Sarah Self, Roger Green & Warren Zavala (WME)
Status: Hammer Films producing. FilmNation financing.
Project Name: TILL DEATH
Writer: Jason Carvey
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline:A trophy wife’s psychotic and controlling husband kidnaps her to a romantic remote getaway location and kills himself while she’s handcuffed to him. She’s left to fight for her life, facing two dangerous men he’s sent to kill her.
Agency: Chris Smith (Paradigm)
Project Name: CURFEW
Writer: Dick Grunert
Logline: A rebellious teenage girl is sent to stay with her strict grandmother in the sleepy town of Cedar Falls, a place with many strange traditions, including a curfew banning anyone from going out at night. When she ventures out after dark she discovers the truth behind the town’s mysterious history.
Management: Antonio D’Intino & Jeremy Platt (Plattform)
Status: Available. Christian Armogida (Nightshade Entertainment) is producing.
Project Name: BLACK TIDE BEACH (Pilot)
Writer: Brent Hyman
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline: Investigative photographer, Dean, works to make quick money by shooting dead bodies before the police arrive on scene. When an old Hollywood Starlet employs his help looking for her wife, his life becomes entangled with the murderous and psychedelic side of the Los Angeles area.
Agency: Melissa Solomon, Chris Noriega, Chase Northington, Parker Davis and Adam Weinstein (Verve)
Status: Pilot set up with ITV.
Project Name: THE RED PILL
Writers: Joe Russo & Chris LaMont
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Logline: After a bacterial virus sweeps the globe, a government-mandated pill becomes an essential part of everyday life, you take it or you die. When everyman David MacReady begins showing symptoms of the infection, he takes his family on the run from the C.D.C.; only David isn’t getting sicker, he’s getting stronger.
Management: Russell Hollander (Hollander Entertainment)
Agency: Greg Pedicin (Gersh)
Project Name: HIS HOUSE
Writer: Remi Weekes
Logline: Two African refugees who are relocated to London find a host of horrors in their new home.
Management: Stuart Manashil (Novo)
Project Name: THE HARROWING
Writers: Matthew Leslie & Stephen J. Smith
Logline: When a pregnant social worker is called upon to investigate a murder involving a teenage mother, she uncovers an insidious plot with possible ties to the occult that has her questioning her sanity and the very nature of her unborn child.
Management: Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue)
Agency:Jordan Berg (CAA)
Status: Cinelou Films producing.
Project Name: RUIN
Writers: Matthew K. Firpo & Ryan Firpo
Logline: After World War II ends, a former Nazi captain hunts down and kill his team of SS officers in Germany.
Management: Harry Lengsfield (LBI)
Agency: Rob Carlson, Geoff Morley, Peter Dodd (UTA)
Status: MadRiver Pictures is producing. Justin Kurzel directing. Gal Gadot attached to star.
Project Name: THE OTHER LAMB
Writer: Catherine McMullen
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Logline: This is a young female coming of age story set within an alternative religion - in the vein of THE WITCH and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE.
Management: Krista Carpenter & Chris Deckard (Fictional Entity)
Agency: Candice Thom & Dayne Kelly (RGM)
Status:David Lancaster & Stephanie Wilcox (Rumble Films) producing.
Project Name: THE SWALLOW
Writers: Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer
Logline: Climb the trees... swim the lake... scale the fence... but whatever you do... Don’t. Touch. The. Ground.
Management: Adam Goldworm (Aperture)
Agency:Rich Cook, Mike Fera (WME)
Project Name: HEARTBEAT (Pilot)
Writer: Tim Macy
Logline: A controversial high tech company pays the dying to keep their spirits alive in their homes after they pass so they can market these ‘haunted houses’ to high-paying visitors (think haunted Airbnb).Heathcliff Gill is a recruiter for the company who begins to realize the immortality he’s selling isn’t as blissful as he thought.
Management: Jeff Thal (Ensemble Ent.)